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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Thriller  |  10 April 1993 (USA)
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. ... See full summary »

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Terry Harper
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Marla Harper
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Verna Heath
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Tony Harper
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Troy McKinney
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C.D. Holloway
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Shane Harper (as Frederick Koehler)
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Amber Heath
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the chance to become a cheerleader. When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus. Written by Rob Hartill

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She wanted to give her daughter the best shot at being a cheerleader... The things you do for your kids.


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Someone discusses possibility of an exploding baton, an in-joke reference to gag from director Michael Ritchie's 1975 movie Smile (1975). See more »

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Wanda's voice on tape describes Verna's vehicle as a "1995 Grand Marquis." The film takes place in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Shanna Harper: Momma, isn't it true that only a certain amount of people are allowed in heaven, and we're saved, right?
Wanda Holloway: Uh huh. That's 'cause we're Missionary Baptists as opposed to the other kind of Baptists who if they make a mistake, they have to start all over again. But Missionary Baptists - once saved, always saved. Your grandma and grandpa were real smart. They chose a sect that has guarantees.
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credits end with "Finally, no spiders or cheerleaders were killed in the making of this movie" See more »

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References Donahue (1967) See more »

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Lyrics by Michael Ritchie
Music by Lucy Simon
Sung by Al Dana
Arranged by John Miller
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Terrific dark fun.
25 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Holly Hunter, once again, steps into television and shows us what could be. This is, believe it or not, based on a true story. I won't go into the plot, but the actors are all great. Besides Hunter, Beau Bridges and Swoozie Kurtz are standouts. The direction is swift and bold and brave, and the music and camera work are all stellar. Worth a look indeed.


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